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After the anniversary – New ideas, new projects, new events

February 3, 2017 by Airina Volungeviciene   Comments (0)

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Having celebrated its 25th anniversary, EDEN continues its mission to serve the outstanding network of academics and professionals who keep working to develop and improve open, collaborative, technology enhanced and enabled learning environments for education.

EDEN RW9 returned to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg after 12 years, to recall the development of ODL, to measure the progress of key research issues, to reflect and compare research questions raised in 2004 and 2016,... Read full post

Our reflection on Brexit

June 30, 2016 by Airina Volungeviciene   Comments (0)

EDEN shares the disappointment, sadness and confusion caused by the UK decision to leave the EU. The recent development causes mostly uncertainty in its consequences.

EDEN continues cherishing its academic values, responsibility and the largest network of academics and professionals, no matter where they are based or operating from. EDEN operates on the principles that have no borders or obstacles for cooperation of our members  – we believe online and networking regime cannot be... Read full post

There Are No Limits to EDEN

June 21, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

Last week, at the 25th EDEN Annual General Meeting, I completed my term as President of the Association. The baton was passed to the new President Airina Volungeviciene, to whom I wish all the best in her new role.

At this significant moment, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the EDEN community for their support, engagement and contribution throughout these last three years. Similarly, I would like to thank the members of EDEN for the opportunity they gave me to serve, in... Read full post

EDEN is Different

June 13, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

This is the week of the EDEN16, the largest and probably the best academic and professional conference in Europe in the field of open, distance and eLearning. Year after year since 1992, the community is gathering in June for the EDEN Annual Conference. After the first one in Krakow, 20 other major European cities have hosted the conference at its 25 occasions so far. No less than ten thousand delegates had attended the different editions and shared the EDEN Conference experience. Looking back... Read full post

Post-Millennium EDEN Through the Eyes of a President

June 10, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

We complete today the special series of guest blog posts by former EDEN Presidents on EDEN's 25 years of service to the open, distance and eLearning community. For the conclusion of this memorable cycle of reflections, I have the privilege and the pleasure of sharing with you the contribution of our former President Erwin Wagner. He was the leader of our Association from 2000 to 2003.

Erwin was the President who drove EDEN into the new Millennium and celebrated the Association's... Read full post

EDEN - A Community for Collaboration

June 9, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

As we approach the end of the special series of guest blog posts by former EDEN Presidents who have kindly shared their visions and experiences, I'm honoured to introduce the contribution of our former President Ingeborg Boe. She led the Association from 2003 to 2007, making her term the longest so far, and prior to that she was also a Vice-President.

Ingeborg's presidency had an impact on EDEN in many ways. Her progressive, optimistic and sensible approach represented at best a... Read full post

EDEN Anniversary Reflections

June 7, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

Celebrating the silver jubilee of EDEN (1991-2016), all the past Presidents are sharing in this Blog some of their personal recollections and retrospections on the development of the Association and the field.

In today's post, I invite you to read the contribution of Morten F. Paulsen, President of EDEN from 2010 to 2013. Morten was also a Vice-President in the period 2009-2010.

Morten is a very dear friend and was the President for most of my time as Vice-President in EDEN. Since... Read full post

All about EDEN

June 6, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

As part of the celebrations of the silver jubilee of EDEN (1991-2016), I've invited all the past Presidents to contribute to this blog, in order to share some of their personal recollections and retrospections on the development of the Association and the field. Last week, I published the first contribution of this special series of posts. This was a most inspiring account from EDEN's founding President, Erling Ljosa.

In today's post, we give continuation to the initiative,... Read full post

EDEN: 25 years as a Learning Environment

June 3, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

Some two years ago, at the occasion of the 100th meeting of the Executive Committee of EDEN, I had the chance of publishing a dedicated blog post entitled "They are looking at us". In the post I argue the importance of our Association carrying on its rich legacy of values and expertise. Inspired by the venue of that memorable meeting - Oxford -, I've used a classical metaphor to express this idea: «as a river remains basically the same though the waters keep changing, our... Read full post

Celebrating EDEN's Silver Jubilee: A reflection by Sir John Daniel

May 31, 2016 by Antonio Moreira Teixeira   Comments (0)

As I've mentioned in previous posts, EDEN is celebrating its silver jubilee (1991-2016). This is a most significant milestone not just for our Association, but for the whole European academic and professional community. In fact, the creation of EDEN opened a new social and political horizon in Europe for the development of a then still emerging field of practice, which proved to be critically relevant throughout the years. The early nineties of the 20th century were a time of great promises... Read full post